Joe's Display Case

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Project by itsmic posted 02-08-2010 06:52 PM 2102 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All I am very pleased to have Joe’s Display Case completed, it was most definitely a labor of Love, and a lot of work. I engineered this project from the ground up, with the inspiration of Joe’s vision of a display case. He explained to me how he would like something of the Frank Lloyd Write influence. He provided me with pictures of styles he liked and construction methods he liked (mortise and tenon as one), then after giving me much to think and work from, gave me complete artistic license to make it an “It’s Mic” project. I thought and designed for about a week or so, and considered what wood I had available to create a project worthy of the great ideas Joe had given me. The result is what you see, the joinery used is through mortise and tenon stretchers, mortise and tenon peg, mitered side boards and a biscuited miter lid, also dado and lap joint joinery for the sides, edge banding for the bubinga trim and home made brass plates for the glass support boards which reinforce the biscuit mitered lid, all fitted construction with the “real solid” look and feel. All together this project is joined in 78 places using the joinery methods described, it will never come apart. The glass is tempered 1/4” thick, the legs are 3” by 3”, and all the rest is made with 3/4” thick beach boards. The top and legs are made from a log I had left over from a beach tree that had fallen on my Sweeties Camp’s back house, most of which I used for fire wood, what a waste of great looking beach, but, we had to stay warm too. Luckily I saved a couple of them and when my brother Herb gave me the band saw, thanks Herb, I had the means to cut it up and make the legs and top. The other parts are made from store bought beach, I was allowed to go through all they had, so, the selection had a big part in the process, at the time, I was not sure what I would make with the boards, but, they where quit special. The lid is surrounded with some Bubinga which added a beautiful accent to the beach. This was my most ambitious creation to date, and turned out wonderfully, the best part being how much Joe has enjoyed having it in his house. It is only fitting since he was the person who provided the ideas and inspiration for the project, thanks Joe. I continue to be amazed at the many levels of reward that come from working with wood and the people who Love it. I might sound a bit strange, but, some projects, as Joe put it, transcend the actual piece of work itself, and take on added meaning and reward. Well, that’s it for now, great to be able to share my work and ideas with you all, keep working and sharing. It’s Mic

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#1 posted 02-08-2010 07:16 PM

Congrats on a super table

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#2 posted 02-08-2010 08:22 PM

i fund it really funny that by all means it could be so simple, and yet we make it so complex, however when someone does pull it off it comes out incredible, great job!

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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#3 posted 02-08-2010 09:41 PM

Extremely clean…I like he layout and brass…but than again Marines like shinny things.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#4 posted 02-08-2010 09:42 PM

good job very nice

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 02-08-2010 10:22 PM

Looks great Mic. Joe looks happy.

-- herbc6306

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#6 posted 02-08-2010 10:23 PM

Good looking table, I like the tennon Pegs

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#7 posted 02-09-2010 07:59 PM

Hi All Thanks for the nice comments, I am presently building inner strength to tackle the next series of projects. First I have to go and change the oil in Cindy’s car. Keep working and sharing It’s Mic

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#8 posted 01-08-2011 01:06 AM


-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#9 posted 01-29-2011 11:47 PM

Nice display cabinet!!!!!

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